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Sickness Insurance, Pension, National Health Insurance, Proper Care at Medical Center and Mental Healthcare Priorities of DP Party Platform on Healthcare.

Sickness Insurance, Pension, National Health Insurance, Proper Care at Medical Center and Mental Healthcare Priorities of DP Party Platform on Healthcare.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Democratic Part over the weekend has presented its 2014 Parliamentary Election Party Platform on the DP Healthcare vision. The platform highlights social security, pensions, the St. Maarten Medical Center and Mental Healthcare; items which are very much at play within the community of St. Maarten.

With regards to Social Security, the DP Party Platform mentioned that the government of St. Maarten, as advocated by the Democratic Party, has mainta...

Housing & Infrastructure are major issues that needs to be addressed.

Housing & Infrastructure are major issues that needs to be addressed.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Owning a home is said to be a keystone of wealth as it offers both financial affluence and emotional security, it is one of the greatest achievements one can have as it shows security and stability in one's personal life. However, over the years, the process of owning a home on St. Maarten; for young people have become an expensive and difficult process, one which many have tried several times and failed at it.
"As a party with our country's intere...

Get Checked Supermarket Campaign Launches.

Get Checked Supermarket Campaign Launches.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Eat healthy, FEEL healthy, BE Healthy Get Checked Supermarket Campaign kicked off on Saturday with the first outreach activity at Le Grande Marche Bush Road. Between the peak hours of 10am-12pm fresh watermelon, papaya, pineapple, melon and 100 bottles of water provided by Le Grand Marche were handed out to customers by the Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever, along with Nutritionist Swinda Richardson, Public Relations Officer Alissa Rio...

Frankie Meyers Campaign Continues With Meet & Greet in Sucker Garden.

Frankie Meyers Campaign Continues With Meet & Greet in Sucker Garden.

He's Back activity!!!!!

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United People's Party candidate # 3, Frankie Meyers hosted a Meet & Greet event Sunday July 27th, 2014 in Sucker Garden. The crowd, a mix of all ages and gender was very cheerful and supportive with Meyers' return to pol...

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Brings U2CanMove Campaign to Simpson Bay.

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Brings U2CanMove Campaign to Simpson Bay.

SIMPSON BAY:--- Prime Minister Wescot-Williams brought the U2CanMove campaign to the Simpson Bay district with some fifty participants this past Saturday. The special Zumba Walk-a-Thon, accompanied by the New Status Generation Drum Band, made its way throughout the d...

UP Says Some of its Campaign Material may have been Vandalized.

UP Says Some of its Campaign Material may have been Vandalized.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The United People's (UP) party is not sure if it is a case of vandalism or just a case of people liking its long bamboo flagpoles along Cole Bay hill, but several of its green flags were found discarded on the hillside with the bamboo poles missing.
UP...

Information Session on Financial Administration of Political Parties and Candidates.

Information Session on Financial Administration of Political Parties and Candidates.

PHILIPSBURG:--- After having completed the registration of the parties desirous of contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections on August 29, 2014, the Electoral Council has now embarked on an information campaign to provide information on the financial aspect of ...

Residents living in coastal areas advised to have plans in place for storm surge flooding.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coast of the country.

According to the Office of Disaster Management, these plans should have been in place since be...

National Security Service Sint Maarten Host Critical Infrastructure Protection Conference.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Recently the National Security Service (VDSM) on behalf of the government of Sint Maarten held the first ever Critical Infrastructure Protection Conference on the island. The conference highlighted the importance of protecting critical infrastructure ...

Crystal Pineapple Awards set for Friday November 21st 2014, at Maho.

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) announced that the 9th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards (CPA) will be held on Friday November the 21st at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. Year after year, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort ...

President Arrindell calls for moment of silence at Parlatino Parliamentary Forum in Connection with Malaysian Plane Crash.

President Arrindell calls for moment of silence at Parlatino Parliamentary Forum in Connection with Malaysian Plane Crash.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell last Thursday requested a moment of silence to be observed in connection with Malaysian Flight MH-17 crash victims at the Parlatino Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) that took pla...

 

National Laboratory Policy workshop.

National Laboratory Policy workshop.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, Cornelius de Weever has pursued the development of a national laboratory policy.
The workshop that was held in May 2014 was coordinated by the departm...

Réformes impactant les professionnels du bâti construction.

A compter du 1er juillet 2014, plusieurs réformes impactent directement les professionnels du bâtiment et de la construction:

  • Travaux de rénovation énergétique : label RGE
  • Travaux pouvant affecter les réseaux et canalisations
  • Professionnel spécialisé da...

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: Avis du Comité de suivi des retraites.

La présidente du Comité de suivi des retraites, Madame Yannick MOREAU, a remis aujourd'hui au Premier ministre le premier avis, annuel, du Comité, conformément à la loi du 20 janvier 2014.

Cet avis souligne notamment que « la situation et les perspecti...

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(HEALTH) CARE FOR OUR ELDERLY, MENTALLY ILL AND DISABLED.

Dear Editor,
In this opinion letter I would like to touch on the "care" part of medical health care. We can divide medical health care in two categories: cure and care. The cure part is when you need treatment and/or medicine to get bette...

UP/NA/DP/NRP/UP/US and OSPP – put your money where your mouth is.

'Help promote boxing sport for the youth'.

Over the weekend, a group of St. Martiners were chilling out, while having nice discussions on a number of situations on the island. When I joined them, they were just talking about how duri...

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